Come to the Movies With Us!!
Visit “reel” Ireland starting on March 27 when the Irish Center, in cooperation with www.irishphiladelphia.com and WTMR radio host Marianne McDonald, presents a series of your favorite Irish films every Thursday night for six weeks.
The series, which will be shown at the Commodore Barry Club, Carpenter and Emlen Streets in Philadelphia, will open with the romantic comedy,The Boys and Girl from County Clare. The 2003 film from director John Irivn is the story of feuding brothers (Colm Meany and Bernard Hill) whose respective ceili bands go head-to-head at the All-Ireland music competition. Andrea Corr (of the Corrs) gives an outstanding performance as a young fiddler on whose questionable parentage the plot centers.
A discussion and a music session will follow the film, led by local musician Fintan Malone, a native of Miltown Malbay, County Clare, where the annual Willie Clancy Festival of traditional music is held every year, much of the action at his family’s pub, Tom Malone’s. Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments.
Admission to the performances, which start at 7:30 PM, is free. Refreshments, including alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, and Barry Club Manager John Nolan’s famous fries (also known as Irish popcorn) will be available for sale.
Other films in the series will include:
April 3: The Secret of Roan Inish
April 10: Butcher Boy
April 17: The Snapper
April 24: Bloody Sunday
May 1:My Left Foot